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Old 04-02-2007, 11:27   #16
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Yeah, I think Hellosailor might have a point there. To go from 212 to 200F happens fairly quickly once the water leaves the heat source.
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Old 04-02-2007, 13:44   #17
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Sorry, I took you at your word (ie: BOILING WATER).
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Old 04-02-2007, 15:30   #18
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Sorry, I took you at your word (ie: BOILING WATER).
Well, maybe he's using an alcohol stove to heat it.


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Old 04-02-2007, 20:27   #19
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There ya go!! Pour in hot coffee. :-)
Or Garlic!. No not hot Garlic, but ain't Garlic supposed to be good at getting rid of unwanted odours:-)
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'nuff garlic in the boat, and no one will notice any resin odors.<G>
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Old 04-02-2007, 22:00   #21
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I have heard of pouring a bottle of cheap gin into the tanks with your water to apparently make the water taste better, and get rid of any nasties.

From some live aboard cruiser's in Far North Queensland who have epoxy comp. tanks.

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What's the mix ratio. I would say Gin and a splash of water would be about right :-) Not sure if the water would tast better, but after awhile, you certainly won't notice the smell.
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What's the mix ratio. I would say Gin and a splash of water would be about right :-) Not sure if the water would tast better, but after awhile, you certainly won't notice the smell.
Yeah, I was thinking some of us don't drink water, just Gin.


These were 400l tank's, they reckon the taste and odour was better, and got rid of any floaties.

Never tried it so can't really say if it work's.

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Doesn't every one keep a tank for their favaorite libation on board? My boat has 3 tanks one of which is used for vodka and vermouth - with the rocking of the boat - I just turn on the tap and presto - a well shaken martini! What about ice you ask? Well I'm from Canada and we always have ice up here.
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Phew I've got info overload after reading all of the great inputs. My preferred libation is scotch and I would never think of contaminating it with even pure water so I will not be trying the alcohol route! On a more serious note, the first tank that I "post cured" seems to be OK. The only taste now is of the rubber hose-pipe that was used to fill the tank, and I've replaced that as well, and I await with high anticipation the next re-fill of the uncontaminated tank with the uncontaminated hose! I also plan to try the acetone test.

Thanks for all the inputs.
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